We offer Holy Communion at all of our worship services.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact on of the pastors or Rick Tuozzo
, RS Coordinator
The Rejoicing Spirits ministry reaches out to enrich the spiritual
lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities along with their
families, friends and other supportive community members.
God's message of love is shared through a meaningful and adapted
30-45 minute Christian worship service. Individuals are free to
be themselves while actively participating as contributing members in
an inclusive faith community. Fellowship prior to the service
allows time for networking and building friendships.
The trifold brochure contains
more information about the national model .
includes dates, time and location information for worship services at
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Why Does Rejoicing Spirits Exist?
Rejoicing Spirits worship service can meet the needs of individuals in
- Serves as a stepping stone for
those wanting to take the
first step into a faith community.
- Offers complementary worship
& fellowship opportunities for
those who already belong to a faith community.
- Provides an inclusive faith community
that may fully meet their needs.
a 5-minute video of how Rejoicing Spirits is
making a difference in
the lives of so many.
learn more about bringing Rejoicing Spirits Ministry to your church
visit the National Office
Spirits featured on PBS TV
Room in God's House was shown on the July 3,
2009 edition of the
PBS newsmagazine program "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly".
This 8+ minute video highlights spiritual inclusion
of people with
disabilities within the Christian, Jewish and Muslim
faiths. Rejoicing Spirits is shown as an example of
faith communities can intentionally reach out to welcome people with
intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
& transcript can be see